Movie Review: 'Homegrown'
This Reefer Madness whodunit set in the cedar-hot-tub hills of Northern California tells the tale of three pot-farming stooges (Thornton, Azaria, Phillippe) who smell cash when their wealthy boss (Lithgow) is murdered, leaving them to reap the profits of a $3 million crop — if they can escape the law and the lawless. The script by Nicholas Kazan (Fallen) and Stephen Gyllenhaal (Losing Isaiah director) feels a little paranoid — too bad the writers backed off from an all-out druggy farce and chose to play it safe instead with more cops-and-robbers realism. Some good stuff: Danson’s cameo as a toy-manufacturing mobster threatening to sic his poodle on one of the burnouts. B